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About Canoe Restaurant and Bar

Critically acclaimed to be among Canada’s best restaurants, Canoe's unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower affords a breathtaking view of the city and Lake Ontario. The design, originally conceptualized by noted designers Yabu Pushelberg and most recently refreshed by Anacleto Design, is clean and simple, yet absolutely stylish - a brilliant reflection of Canada's rich raw environment. That same brilliance is captured through the flavours and textures of Chef John Horne's inspired regional Canadian cuisine. The menu showcases the freshest and finest Canadian fish, game and produce, as well as an outstanding selection of Canadian vintages. "All that is Canadian defines Canoe." Florence Fabricant, The New York Times

66 Wellington Street West
54th Floor TD Bank Tower
Toronto, ON M5K 1H6
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45- 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Bay and Wellington Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 364-0054

Website:
http://www.canoerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Validated parking is available after 5:30pm. Parking is available in the Toronto Dominion Centre at 66 Wellington St. W. It is the TD Centre parking lot, situated on the North side of Wellington, before York St.

Public Transit:
King and Bay

Executive Chef:
John Horne

Private Party Facilities:
Canoe offers two exclusive private dining rooms accommodating groups up to 60, featuring breathtaking lakeside views. Canoe is also available for full buy-outs on weekends, an exquisite choice for weddings and special gatherings.

Private Party Contact:
Oliver & Bonacini Events and Private Dining: (888) 449-3959

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Canoe Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (121)
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Good for a Date (81)
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Good for Anniversaries (80)
Creative Cuisine (64)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Romantic (57)
Business Meals (55)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Notable Wine List (48)
Tasting Menu (47)
Local Ingredients (38)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Waterfront (25)
Worth the Drive (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Authentic (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (13)
Fun (12)
People Watching (11)
Seasonal (11)
Healthy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Casual (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We went to Canoe for lunch to see Toronto from 54 stories up and to get our first tastes of Canadian wines and creative food. The waiter was spot on in his suggestions and opinions and gave us a couple of small tastes of both food and wine gratis. His enthusiasm was contagious. Interesting and mixed clients as well.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

I was entertaining a business associate from Munich for lunch. Canoe was the best example of Canadian cuisine and excellent service with a perfect view of Toronto. Excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Not Michelin star quality.. disappointing atmosphere, infants crying etc at a 8.30pm late sitting

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We (party of 4) had the "mushroom soup" and the "baby gem lettuce" as appetizers and the "ash crusted beef rib eye" and the "heritage pork" as main courses.
- The Soup ($17) was very good, but the Lettuce ($19) was quite average (duck prosciutto was ridiculously minuscule!)
- The Rib Eye ($58) was OK, but the Pork ($42) was a disaster! The description of the latter in the menu does not mention that it was Pork Belly, so we did not enjoy having a really fat piece of very sweet pork for dinner. Perhaps you should describe this plate better?
Overall, only the Soup and Steak were worthwhile having, the rest is very average and certainly not worth the steep price charged.

The Service is as expected from the a high end restaurant as Canoe.

We requested a table near the windows and although the reservation was made 10 days in advance, you were not able to accommodate us. So what's the point of offering the option of "special request" under Reservations?

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I have been dying to get to canoe cor so long.
Everything was spectacular.
I cant wait to return.
Special kudos to our a-1 server! I never learned his name. If possible, please tell him how great he was.
It was an 8:45 reservation on monday, september 11. Reserved under my name, joe rogliano.
Thank you!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

For a fine dining restaurant and the price of the food, the food wasn't amazing. Service was great and the views spectacular. I guess that's what you pay for. Go for a special occasion. More of a one time thing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Had a nice dinner (tasting menu) with friends. We waited quite a while after being seated to be asked for our cocktail orders. Tasting menu was very good. Wine expert was helpful to us. The biggest problem in the evening was the pacing of courses. The service was quite slow. When we pointed this out to our wait person they picked up the pace. It would have been great if our wait person had introduced himself. As it was, he was rather remote. Hoping for better results when we dine at Canoe in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had an amazing experience at Canoe!
All the waiters/waitresses were extremely patient with us, and took effort to adapt to my mother's special dietary restrictions.
Upon serving the wrong dessert, our waiter also swiftly reacted to their mistake and brought back an enjoyable plate of ice cream and berries for my mother.
We would 100% visit again to try out new courses on the menu!!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Toronto week-end

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of our "go-to" places in Toronto. Dependable, high quality cooking with superb presentation and focus on detail. The decor could use an update but the views are always one of the main draws. Expensive, but worth consideration if you value consistent high quality cooking.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had degustation with wine pairing for most guests at the table (all had degustation but only 3 had wine pairings). It was a good amount of food to keep you happy and the wine offerings were all delectable. The cuisine was modern, creative but not alienating. Very sumptuous meal. I understand that in absolute dollar amount it is expensive but compared to a few degustation we had at similar standard restaurants all around the world I think the price is reasonable especially with wine pairings. Highly recommended for that special occasion. We spent, on average, about 200 per person.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and Toronto, which was important since we were visiting from the USA. We started with a Screech Manhattan and a Sparkling Negroni, both perfect. The food was spectacular. Our starters were the Ontario Burrata and the Rabbit Parfait, both delicious, especially the Parfait which was a smooth, creamy pate. Our main coarses were the Quebec Red Stag (a perfectly prepared venison loin) and the Ash Crusted Beef Ribeye, medium rare and lucious. The rapini side dish complemented everything. We even found a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon that complemented everything, and had my husbands name on the label! Can't wait to return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

The service is good although the food is served a bit too quick. It would have been nice to enjoy our pre meal drinks before the entree arrived. The food was excellent. Great place to take clients although not frequently as it is expensive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 7, 2017

From the attentive, friendly, conscientious and accommodating service provided by server extraordinaire Giancarlo, to the magnificent view of the lake, islands, and CN Tower, to the complimentary bread, cookies and tiny cakes, to the beautifully presented AND extraordinarily tasty dishes, my celebratory lunch with a friend was one of the best I've had in Toronto. I especially enjoyed the maple cured salmon + fogo island crab, while my lunch companion's pasta special with mushrooms and pickled rutabaga was deliciously rich. I can't wait to come back to taste other offerings on the menu! Bravo, Canoe!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

I brought my husband here for the first time for his birthday and our experience was fantastic! All the waitstaff were super attentive and went above and beyond for us in every way. Amazing experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

A friend recommended Canoe for the view (which was definitively worth it). But it's also worth noting that the service was exceptionally attentive. The food was creative but not fussy; excellent quality, fresh ingredients, deliciously prepared. I'm thrilled that I had an opportunity to experience that bit of Toronto during my visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 5, 2017

If you are into haute' cuisine this is the place for you. Just make sure you bring lots of money.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Great view of Toronto Sky Dome CN tower. Will definitely be back. Outstanding!!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Was rather noisy at times but the tasting menu plus wines was very good and not too expensive.
Although busy, we were left to enjoy our meal at a very leisurely pace. Highly recommended.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Amazing food and great service. We had a lovely night. Fantastic sommelier who made a perfect match of Canadian wine to our food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent service. Excellent food. Always a reliable place to entertain guests. Magnificent viewpoint. Very stylish and professional.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The food was delicious, the service excellent. An incredible view of the CN tower and the lake!

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Our server & food was FANTASTIC! He went above and beyond for us and we greatly appreciated it. We are from saskatoon and this was our final dinner in the city, it was the perfect ending to our trip. I will highly recommend canoe restaurant and would have recommended our server specifically if we remembered his name (sorry!).

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Excellent food, service, ambience! Would definitely come back again for special occasions.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Food was great.
Service also excelente, waiter was very kind.
View is amazing. Definitely recommend

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Very good service, food and ambiance. I did celebrate my wedding anniversary here and myself and my wife was quite pleased that we chose Canoe.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

It is easy to write a review when a restaurant is outstanding like Canoe Restaurant and Bar. Before leaving NYC for our trip to Toronto I did some research about restaurants with a view and found that CR&B was on the top of many lists. Accordingly, I made a reservation. When we arrived at the restaurant, I asked the hostess for a table near the window, she was extremely pleasant and told us there would be a very short wait for a table. The wait was less than 5 minutes, we were seated at a table with fabulous views. Our waiter and the entire staff was very professional. The service, food, wine and view made for a wonderful evening. We will be back the next time we visit Toronto.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Disappointing tasting menu and bland wine flight. The view was worthwhile but the service was patchy. The food had aspirations it couldn't quite live up to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Food was good 😊 great views service was also good with good wine recommendations.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great restaurant, but best for special occasions....or it would not be so special.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Celebrating our friends engagement.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was amazing ! service most accommodating. I would recommend this to anyone. They are pushing the envelope w every bite on their tasting menu 5 stars.

Thank you so much for the special evening until next time we return to Toronto

Jose & Kay

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 (London)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Had a lovely evening for an anniversary. Great service; waiter was always attentive without being pushy; he really knew the food. Unusual dishes were thoughtfully explained. Flavors and presentation were top notch. No hurry.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Canoe is that rare combination of superb view and great food. We even enjoyed local Niagara wine. My husbands duck and my cod were excellent as were our desserts. The view of Toronto especially the waterfront is spectacular.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great night for a special occasion. The food was good and our waiter, Jesus, was amazing. We had a night to remember (minus the grey weather).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The girls at table 9 on Monday, celebrating a birthday has a great time with exceptional service and fabulous food! A top notch restaurant, most definately! Thanks for a great time and excellent food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Enjoyed everything, the view, food, ambiance. I requested for a window seat. My family love it. Our Server is excellent, Knowledgeable, easy to approach. We were not rushed.

We will go back and will reserve facing the kitchen area. It looks fun and will be a different experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fine dining at its best. Good food with a picture perfect view from the 54th floor of TD tower. A little on the pricey side but worth trying at least once.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I have been to Canoe several times and this is a truly great meal and experience. The staff are amazing, professional and knowledgeable. Just have the tasting menu which is regularly changing, and the wine pairings. You cannot go wrong. This is one of Toronto's more exceptional restaurants.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Canoe is a lot like the restaurant at the Prudential Center in Boston - decent food with high prices due to the incredible view. The food was good, don't get me wrong, but you are paying for the view. Sure go to Canoe, enjoy the sights, but then go check out Le Banane.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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